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Definition of scruple:

(n) : a weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram; hence, a very small quantity; a particle
"I will not bate thee a scruple. Shak."
(v) : to be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience; to regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question
"others long before them ... scrupled more the books of hereties than of gentiles. -Milton."
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Definition of scruple:

(n) : a weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram; hence, a very small quantity; a particle
"I will not bate thee a scruple. Shak."
(v) : to be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience; to regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question
"others long before them ... scrupled more the books of hereties than of gentiles. -Milton."

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